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In a legal job, you’ll argue on behalf of people, companies or governments when disagreements arise over the law.

Legal work involves researching and analyzing legal issues and then explaining the law to your clients. When clients decide to act, you’ll deliver their arguments in court or by writing letters to the disagreeing parties.

In a small law office, an attorney’s job might include criminal and civil cases. In a large firm, lawyers tend to focus on a specialty area of criminal or civil law, such as immigration law or personal-injury cases. Other attorney careers are in the public sector where jobs include working as a criminal or civil prosecutor, an investigator or a regulator.

In a paralegal job or legal assistant job, you’ll help attorneys by doing investigations, research and administrative tasks.

Legal Job Market


Legal job opportunities are expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is about the same as the average for all jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Demand for attorneys might fall because companies are using large accounting firms or paralegals to do the jobs attorneys used to do.

Legal jobs in the public sector are influenced by local, state and federal budgets. When those are cut, public legal jobs can decline. In addition, law schools are producing more lawyers than needed for the current number of legal job openings, so some recent graduates are having a hard time finding full-time legal employment.

Paralegal jobs will grow 18 percent, about as fast as other occupations between 2010 and 2020, the BLS says. Because paralegal salaries are lower than attorney salaries, law firms and corporations push to have paralegals do as much of the work as possible. However, when the workload drops, law firms want attorneys working on cases so they can bill clients, a practice that decreases demand for paralegals.

Legal Salaries


The median lawyer salary was $113,310 in 2011, the BLS says. The median salary for paralegals was $46,730 in 2011.

Those earning the most during their legal careers are usually partners, work at large firms or work in high-cost cities. Lawyers who own their own practices usually make less than partners, the BLS says.
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Large multi-billion revenue energy client is seeking a Paralegal -Commercial Contracts to assist in its Legal department. The client is located in west Houston. The contract is expected to be for six (6) months. The pay rate depends on overall experience and qualifications. · Provide routine commercial paralegal services in connection with contracts, finance and real estate matters, bankruptcies,...
Prestigious firm is seeking a Trademark Secretary to join their firm. Familiarity with the USPTO and TTAB are absolutely required. Candidates should have experience filing and maintaining foreign and domestic marks. Familiarity with patent prosecution is highly desirable. Qualified candidates who have a minimum of three years of trademark prosecution should submit their resumes in MS Word to resum...
Job Description: Large Columbia, SC Law Firm is currently seeking an experienced Legal Secretary with a minimum of 3-5 years workers comp and litigation experience. In this professional office you will be supporting a group of attorneys to furnish administrative and secretarial support in creating legal documents, correspondence, contracts and briefs. Will be reviewing and editing documents for a...
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ATTORNEY Company Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP Location San Francisco, CA Position Type Full Time Experience See below Education See below Attorney wanted to represent US and German clients in litigation re product liability, consumer protection, commercial litigation, personal injury and trademark. Determine applicable German data privacy laws. Req. JD + 2 yrs. exp. in job offered and CA...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77057
Now Hiring blue yellow black.eps Legal Paralegal Certificate a must; Working with three attorneys in McAllen; 5+ years of exp. in Ins. Def; WP a must. E-mail resume with salary requests to: *****...
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare properties in rapidly gro...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility 1. Performs all duties of contract administration, including negotiation, correspondence, documentation, certification, financial reporting, and product delivery for major contracts. 2. Negotiates contract terms from proposal stage to project close-out in accordance with relevant regulations. 3. Coordinates approval of negotiations, contra...
The Philadelphia Housing Authority, America's fourth largest public housing authority and leader in real estate development and property management, is seeking a Senior Counsel, Real Estate and Corporate Affairs. Qualifications Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association approved law school AND five (5) or more years’ experience as a practicing attorney; OR an equivalent combination of educ...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility 1. Participate in teaming strategies in support of proposal efforts. 2. Negotiate non-disclosure and teaming agreements and attending teaming meetings. Providing regular status of negotiations to Business Development and Capture. 3. Coordinate teammate reviews of classified/unclassified RFPs and working with Security to clear teammate personn...
District Court Administrator 8th Judicial District Director of State Courts' Office The Director of State Courts' Office of Court Operations has an unclassified, full-time District Court Administrator vacancy. LOCATION: Green Bay, WI. In-state travel is required. SALARY: Minimum salary is $87,969 commensurate with training and experience and excellent state benefits. RESPONSIBILITIES: As...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility The Contract Support Assistant position provides all forms of contract-related administrative support through all phases of contract award, administration, and closeout. The Contract Support Assistant will perform a range of contract administrative functions leading to compliant and responsive contract awards, modifications, invoicing, and othe...
ATTORNEY Post & Schell, P.C. is seeking a 1-5 years experienced workers' compensation defense attorney to work in its Pittsburgh office. Must be licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. Licensed in West Virginia is a plus. Excellent written and oral advocacy skills required. Resumes, with cover letter, should be sent by regular mail or electronically (preferred) to: Hiring Partner Post & Schel...
Posting date: May 19, 2014 Position Summary: Responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance in accordance with Company policies and Regulatory Affairs/Quality Systems procedures. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all domestic (US FDA) standards, International (ISO) standards and foreign governments regulations that apply and for providing regulatory guidance and assistance to all Microbio...
Northbrook law firm seeks highly organized executive assistant, with at least 4 years of experience, for full-time position with emphasis on estate planning and litigation. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, billing software, docketing software, and transcription....
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77057
LEGAL ASSISTANT: Boutique Galleria area litigation firm seeks a legal assistant for busy litigation desk. Our practice focuses on catastrophic injury litigation and commercial litigation. The firm is seeking a team player who can thrive in a small firm with a fast-paced environment. Contract status to begin, with potential to become permanent employee (with benefits) based upon performance revie...
LEGAL Secretary sought for associate in Union County law firm specializing in matrimonial litigation. Must have at least 3+ yrs matrimonial litigation experience & be an organized self sufficient individual, able to work independently. You must be familiar, if not proficient, with creating and formatting of family court documents as well as Family Court Rules relating to filing deadlines and compa...
Company Confidential Philadelphia, PA
Major corporation seeks 50 attorneys for a document review project starting on Wednesday, September 24th in Pittsburgh. Housing stipend paid. This project is expected to last approximately 6 weeks, and then transfer to another project if possible. Must be admitted in any State, but no experience is necessary. Newly-admitted attorneys and senior attorneys are welcome to apply. Referral fee paid ...
The client has an opening for a labor and employment associate for its Employment practice group. The ideal candidate should have 4-6 years' experience in transactional employment work, including wage and hour audits, advice and counseling, drafting of EEOC position statements, federal and state employment law research and analysis of complex issues, and preparation of employment-related documents...
Our client has an opening in its Philadelphia office for a corporate associate. The ideal candidate will have at least 2-4 years of experience in mergers and acquisition, securities, private equity/venture capital and general corporate work. Stellar academics and excellent writing skills required along with entrepreneurial drive and initiative. Pennsylvania bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V....

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